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The Valise–a family memoir

      ~~”The Valise” was published in the fall 2011 issue of American Literary Review.  Since then, the publication has gone digital, and the essay is not available in print or on the ALR website.   You can read it … Continue reading

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Hagop Oshagan: Teacher for the generations

~~This photograph is of the Western Armenian novelist Hagop Oshagan with his students, in Jerusalem. The year is unknown. It is one of the very few pictures of Oshagan with his students although it is said that  with them, Oshagan … Continue reading

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Hagop Oshagan (December 9, 1883-February 17, 1948)

  Մեր գրականութիւնը այն միակ գետինն է, աոայժմ, ուր մեզի ըլլայ ներելի գտնել մեր ժողովուրդը։ ~~ Յակոբ Օշական, Յամապատկեր, Թ. հատոր, էջ 324 Our literature is the sole terrain, for the time being, where we are allowed to find our people. … Continue reading

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Secret threads…

~~When Araxi Astardjian Oshagan, my maternal grandmother, announced in that gentle but patrician voice of hers, that she was going to start learning English, it seemed an improbable project.  Our grandmother, the quintessential example of a woman who was growing … Continue reading

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